On Monday November 4th, a special meeting of the Albany County Planning Commission will take place at 3 pm so they can decide to advance stricter regulations for development atop the aquifer protection overlay zone which is on 79 square miles east of town.
The revisions would go to the county commissioners for consideration if the planning board signs off on the new rules. Temporary development was limited earlier this year atop the aquifer zone while regulatory revisions were worked on and that moratorium ends in January. The proposed revision would require a zoning certificate, a subdivision preliminary plat or conditional use permit. The only exception to that would include accessory buildings not connected to a septic system, buildings on property zoned residential before August 2012 and any subdivision building who’s permit was approved prior to August 2012.
A 45 day public comment period is expected if the proposed regulation changes move forward.